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Thread: Just Bought PowerTig 185

  1. Default Just Bought PowerTig 185

    Hi all,

    I'm new to welding but have been building bikes for some time (welding was done by Chassis Enginnering who are local to me). I bought a PowerTig 185 to learn how to weld on. My unit arrived in good condition, no damage from shipping. I have been using the machine a few days and it has been great. This machine is very capable and in an experienced welders hands I am sure it can make some nice beads.

    Here are some pictures in my cluttered garage...

    And these are some of the welds I have made with it.

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    Here is an update, these are two pictures of something I welded. Three days experience.

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    That looks great for 3 days! Tie in is good, heat lines show even torch angle. Color of weld appears to be the correct temperature. Bead with is fine, with a little underfill on the sides of the bevel toward the end on the second picture. The ends of the welds look properly filled as well.

    I have told many guys that this machine will meet almost all their needs. There is no slack in performance or weld quality on this unit. I can tell you that it is every bit as competent as any of our other TIG welding units.

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    How much does this machine cost with a foot pedal? I am torn between this one and the PowerTig DX 200A. I mean the 200A is only $1100. If this one is $900 shipped with a foot pedal, it is almost worth it just to get all the extra options for another $200.

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    Give me a call and we'll see what we can do on a 185.

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    I am still waiting for everlast to recieve the foot pedals. I cant wait to get mine in, I just want to be able to grab the torch closer to the neck it would give me much better control. Hopefully the pedals will come in soon.

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